Growth through the Middle Years

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By Growth through the Middle Years
Teach your class how to define, identify and confidently use similes and metaphors through popular music and films of 2018-19.This resource features embedded clips an interactive PowerPoint, matching student workbook and formative assessment. Now
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$4.00
61
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By Growth through the Middle Years
These DIGITAL and/or PRINTABLE lessons guide students to analyse the lyrics to ANY SONG, before challenging them to write their own!This is one of my all-time favorite sequences to run in middle school, either stand-alone or as part of a full
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Mini-Course, Google Apps
CCSS:
SL.8.5, L.8.4a, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$5.00
71
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This comprehensive Figurative Language Bundle combines five of my favourite and best-selling products - for a $5+ bundle discount!Included in the pack are my lessons:Similes, Metaphors and Juxtapositions in pop culture (x3+ lessons)Rhetorical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$16.00
$10.50
37
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Specifically designed for middle years learners, this rigorous, engaging and thoroughly tested Persuasive Speaking Unit runs over 4+ weeks.Included in the DISCOUNTED bundle are:Persuasive Speaking Pack 1 (lessons 1 - 5)Persuasive Speaking Pack 2
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.2, SL.8.4, SL.8.5, SL.8.6, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4...
$13.50
$9.50
33
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Empower students to build their reading and comprehension skills with 30+ unique and engaging activities! These activities develop the skills of effective readers and can be used with ANY novel or short story collection!The Independent Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Whole Courses, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, L.7.4, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9...
$7.50
24
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This versatile package is everything you need to empower your students with the skills of Growth Mindset and put themselves on the path to success!It includes a ‘ready to teach’ PowerPoint with accompanying work-pack and videos. Happy teaching! Also
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Mini-Course
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$3.50
62
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Thanks for trying the INDEPENDENT READING VALUE BUNDLE! ❤️This is my ⭐complete package⭐ of rigorous resources building reading skills across the Middle Years. I use the activities you are about to purchase in three main ways: As a Skill Builder set
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$18.50
$12.00
20
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Enjoy a stress-reduced, fun and rigorous start to the school year!Welcome students back to school by building rapport, motivation and introducing growth mindset.This pack will set you up to have a successful Semester and brings together two of my
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
$5.00
16
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
This five-lesson sequence is the perfect introduction to any persuasive speaking unit.Each lesson guides students through the key skills to annotate, analyse and apply the techniques of persuasive speaking.Including PDF, PowerPoint and Google Slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
40
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This BUNDLE combines three complimentary best-selling lesson sequences, packaged together so you SAVE! Now includes PDF, PowerPoint and Google Slides options :)Firstly, students Analyze ANY ad or commercial using scaffolded tasks and guided by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Business
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Google Apps
$14.00
$9.50
7
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Have your students analyse ANY ad or commercial before creating their own!With one scaffolded analysis designed for YouTube or TV ads and the other for Print ads, your students will be able to examine a FULL RANGE of persuasive techniques.Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Business
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$5.00
14
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Have students write and publish their own original video game reviews.This scaffolded review package allows student to review ANY game and includes an exemplar, analysis tasks and rubric, as well as DIGITAL or PRINTABLE versions.Video game reviews
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
$5.00
25
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By Growth through the Middle Years
An innovative, high-engagement poetry annotation and analysis lesson using 2Pac's "The Rose that Grew from Concrete." Includes both DIGITAL and PRINT version. This is the poetry lesson to engage every student and build essential annotation, analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$3.50
21
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Have your classes writing and laughing with this innovative and fun lesson sequence. Perfect for enhancing narrative creative writing and specially designed for and tested with middle years students.This pack includesx2 lessons on sensory imagery -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.00
44
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By Growth through the Middle Years
The Independent Reading Menu Project is an engaging and rigorous summative assessment folio that gives your students the opportunity to showcase their effective reading, comprehension and analytical skills.Best used after running our INDEPENDENT
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9...
$6.00
15
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This summarizing pack includes 10 innovative and engaging activities. Best of all, the activities work with ANY novel, short story, or play. Endlessly reusable, these activities are accessible at a range of levels.These are some of the best received
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.9
$4.00
28
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Teach your class how to define, identify and confidently use rhetorical questions and foreshadowing through popular music, films and TV.This resource features embedded clips, two interactive PowerPoints and two student workbooks. I hope these
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$3.50
29
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By Growth through the Middle Years
This four-lesson sequence is the perfect consolidation of any persuasive speaking unit, following Pack 1.Each lesson guides students through the key skills to annotate, analyse and apply the techniques of persuasive speaking.Including PDF,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$5.00
18
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By Growth through the Middle Years
Empower student choice, spark engagement and save with this fun Review Writing BUNDLE!Students follow the steps to produce and publish original, informative and rigorous reviews to ANY movie or video game.These versatile DIGITAL or PRINT scaffolds
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$9.00
$6.50
2
Bundle
By Growth through the Middle Years
Have students write and publish their own original movie reviews!This scaffolded review package allows student to review ANY movie and includes an exemplar, analysis tasks and rubric.Use as a DIGITAL resource with Google Slides or as a PRINT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.6, W.7.1, W.7.1b, W.7.1e, W.7.2, W.7.2c, W.7.2d, W.7.2f, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$4.00
5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a middle and secondary school teacher based in the tropics of Darwin, Australia. After a brief foray as a professional editor I entered teaching through the Teach for Australia program in 2015. I was attracted to the program’s strong focus on helping every child reach their full potential, regardless of race, gender or postcode. This is a mission which continues to drive my work today. Over my five (plus) years in the classroom, I have taught a range of subjects but specialise in English and Humanities. While my materials are not exclusively targeted at disengaged youth, I have spent considerable time working with this demographic and developing materials to meet their needs. It was my search for engaging, relevant, rigorous and meaningful activities to share with my students that initially led me to TpT, first as a customer and now as a seller (and still a customer).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am absolutely convinced that well-sequenced, logical and engaging material, presented with intelligence, compassion and dedication can give any child the skills they need to be successful in our changing 21st century world. My products on TpT represent the best activities I have developed and honed in the classroom. As needs change (such as the distance education necessity of 2020) I am committed to updating all products to better support teachers and impact students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2019 I was finalist for NT Secondary Teacher of the Year, and winner of Teacher of the Year in the Palmerston & Rural area for my work at Palmerston College. I was also featured on the nationally broadcast (Australia) 7:30 Report in 2018 as an alumni of the Teach for Australia Leadership Development Program (2015 - 16)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Michael: *Bachelor of Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne * CELTA Certificate of English Language Teaching from RMIT University *Master of Education (Teaching) from Deakin University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking, speaking Spanish and listening to the Hamilton soundtrack.

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